Charles Hilary Pritchard

Charles Hilary Pritchard was born on October 29th, 1905. He was the son of Lt.-Col. Charles Hamerton Pritchard.

He inherited Nannau in 1956, as he was a direct descendent of the Nanney line on his mother’s side. The portrait on this page was painted that year as it was a tradition to have a portrait painted when you inherit.

His birth name was Charles Hilary Vaughan Pritchard, but he changed it to Charles Hilary Vaughan Vaughan by deed poll (yes, two Vaughan’s).

He married Mary Patricia Monck (born 1911) in 1935.

When he died in 1976, the house left the direct line of Cadwgan, which was the end of an 850-year line.

Painting and biographical information courtesy of Philip Nanney Williams.

Career

He was the commanding officer of the 2nd Parachute Brigade.

Awards:

Distinguished Service Order (Greece 1944-45)
Commander of the Royal Order of King George I with swords (Greece)

Service (Courtesy of generals.dk and the full dates are available there).

1943 – Commanding Officer 6th Battalion The Parachute Regiment.

1943 – Commanding Officer 2nd Parachute Brigade, Italy.

1943-1944 – Commanding Officer 2nd Independent Parachute Brigade Group, Italy.

1944 – Commanding Officer 2nd Independent Parachute Brigade Group, Italy – North-West Europe.

1944 – Commanding Officer 2nd Independent Parachute Brigade Group, Italy – Greece.

1944-1945 – Commanding Officer 2nd Independent Parachute Brigade Group, Greece – Italy.

1945 – Commanding Officer 2nd Independent Parachute Brigade Group, Italy.

1945-1946 – Commanding Officer 2nd Independent Parachute Brigade Group.

1946-1948 – Commanding Officer Airborne Establishments.

1949 – Commanding Officer 10th Cadet Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

1949 – Retired.

The Grave of C.H.V Vaughan (d.1976) at Llanfachreth
The Grave of C.H.V Vaughan (d.1976) at Llanfachreth

Memories of The Man:

Gail Hall He was in the Home Guard in Dolgellau also as my father, John A Hall of the Golden Lion Royal Hotel, served under him as Major.